American fast food chains have grown in popularity across the country and expanded across the world into continents such as Europe and Asia. Japan is by no means an exception. Fast food chains, such as Burger King, have their own spins on their menus in each country. The case of Burger King in Japan is by no means an exception.
Burger King Japan has recently unveiled its newest burger, for a limited time, called the “BK Pumpkin
.” This is something you probably will not find in Burger Kings across North America. The BK Pumpkin is for a limited time only. If you live in or visiting Japan, you could pick up a few of these BK Pumpkin burgers at the local Burger King.
Burger King Japan's BK Pumpkin burger is a prime example on how the restaurant's menu
can and will differ from one country to another. The BK Pumpkin burger comes out just in time for Halloween as pumpkin is symbolic during that holiday.
From now until December, in Japan, customers can purchase a BK Pumpkin burger for about $3.90 a piece. If you want, for an extra $1.25
, you get ten additional slices of pumpkin. But, you do not necessarily have to get the BK Pumpkin if you want pumpkin. For about $0.75, you can have pumpkin as a topping for any burger you order.
Aside from the sliced pumpkin, the BK Pumpkin burger tries to fit the motif. Two prime examples are the pumpkin shaped buns and the special sauce. The special sauce
has a mix of peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and sesame.
Other toppings include bacon and lettuce. Since it's a burger, the BK Pumpkin has a flame-broiled beef patty. Keep in mind that the pumpkin used is from a Japanese pumpkin called kabocha. Perhaps this is going to be one of the seasonal burgers that Burger King Japan will sell.
However, this is not the only “strange” burger that BK Japan had introduced. Back in September, BK Japan introduced the “Kuro Burger
” aka the “Black Burger.” As a result, BK Japan has the honor of being the first fast food restaurant to offer a “black hamburger.” The Black Burger is pretty much a normal burger with two exceptions
The first is the hamburger bun which is completely black. The black texture is achieved by mixing bamboo charcoal into the dough. The second is the black ketchup used to serve with the burger. It is a combination of regular ketchup mixed with garlic, squid ink, and other seasonings. All the other things are normal such as the beef patty, pickles, and so forth.
Like the BK Pumpkin, the Kuro Burger is available for a limited time.